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The Sedlec Ossuary 80km from Prague has been on my must see tourist radar for about 8 years now, ever since I read a book called "The Black Angel" by John Connelly which featured this place.
Caught a train from Prague to Kutna Hora which takes an hour, then walked to the church which ...
... train came along eventually.
The town of Kutna Hora used to be a silver mining town. There is an old mine that you can take tours, but unfortunately I didn't book in advance and couldn't get in. Boo :(
Fortunately there was a the Sedlec Ossuary or the Bone Church. So the story of this place is that in the 1500's the adjoining grave yard to the church was full so they removed the bones of about ...
3. Cathedral of st. Barbara, touted as the most impressive church in the whole Czech Republic, it certainly was big and impressive. Named after the patron saint of miners, the original plans were for the church to be twice the size!
4. I took a tour of the Italian Court, Learning about how the Prague Groschen was made, and exploring the royal palace where King Wensceclas the fourth used to hang out.
... t have to rush to the station tomorrow when we leave.
Back in Prague we made dinner and took care of some internet things. John wanted to go see the Old Town lit up at night. We basically walked the same route we did yesterday but this time at night. We saw the main Christmas tree all lit up, the castle that looks like Harry Potter's castle and the Mall. We only went in the mall to warm up a little bit. There were so many people shopping there and John and I ...
... in they ran out of room so the bones of some 40,000 people were moved into the church. It's then said the monks started stacking them in geometric piles, then an artist was commissioned to made decorations... And he did some amazing work!
There's a bone chandelier, a bone cost of arms, piles of bones at four corners of the church, bones up the pillars and bones over the arches. It was fascinating! We stayed for at least an hour just looking at ...